Police investigate Rockford home invasion

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – Investigators with the Rockford Police Department are searching for a 21-year-old man they say committed a home invasion early Thursday. 

According to a release from Public Information Officer Christie Castillo, just before 2 a.m., officers responded to the 4500 block of Sunderman Road in reference to a home invasion. There, they learned an armed man forced his way into a residence occupied by a 42-year-old woman.

The suspect, who police say is known to the victim, made demands and took a firearm from the residence before fleeing. No one was hurt.

The suspect is described as a black male, 6-0, 220 pounds. He was wearing all dark clothing.

The incident does not appear to be random.

Anyone with information should contact Rockford Police at 815-966-2900, or leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

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